Valentine’s Day: Cold Start, Mild Afternoon

This morning is a reminder that, yes, it is still winter! Under a mostly clear sky, temperatures have dipped to the coldest levels in several mornings. Many communities bottom-out in the low to mid-30s between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.; beaches staying near 40°.

With it being cold and conditions calm - widespread frost has formed and is fairly widespread this morning. Frost may be thick on some windshields before 8:30 a.m. Scraping, or defrosting, may be needed if you parked outside last night.

Don’t like the cold? I have some good news. The forecast warms, quickly, heading into the afternoon. Plan on a temperature in the 60s at lunch-time and topping-out with a high temperature near 70° in Savannah. The beaches remain cooler this afternoon; near 60° with an onshore breeze.

While initially sunny, some clouds roll in this afternoon.

The forecast warms heading into the weekend as our weather pattern undergoes further changes. A daily, isolated to scattered, chance of rain is forecast Saturday – into early next week. Don’t cancel any weekend plans, but remain aware of a few showers in your vicinity. You can always get an updated look at the forecast and first alert radar in the WTOC Weather App.

Have a happy Valentine’s Day,